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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mikeh, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. mikeh

    mikeh Newbie
    Thread Starter

    What are people doing to preserve battery life?

    I don't particularly want to be turning 3g/wifi/gps off

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  2. hooch

    hooch Lurker

    you don't want to turn off wifi and gps and expect long battery life??? those two drain most battery life
  3. mikeh

    mikeh Newbie
    Thread Starter

    To be fair, I didn't say I want long battery life, but what I do want, is to find out if there is anything that can be done to prolong battery life without turning off 3g/gps/wifi
  4. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

    turn off background data and keep it out of the case
    make the screen 50% brightness
  5. kam187

    kam187 Android Expert

    - Root and kill unneeded processes like NPS dameon and debuggerd dameon see 'get more memory thread'.
    - Use spareparts and 'top' in an adb shell to check what processes are keeping it awake
    - Use adb logcat to monitor whats waking the phone up

    You'll find 9 out of 10 times you have installed some program like an IM client thats staying alive even tho u dont see it running in the notification bar

    I have background data on, 3g on, auto sync on, and get a day easily with heavy calls. So over a day is easily possible for normal users

    EDIT: yeah and what rastaman said, definatly the case!!
  6. mikeh

    mikeh Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hrm, is it really necessary to keep using ADB? Is there no terminal emulator or ssh server available for the phone its self?

    Also, how does the case effect it, if the phone is in "standby". I don't really want to go without my little case, phones in my pockets always get scratched :(
  7. apolloFER

    apolloFER Well-Known Member

    It pushes the camera button all the time and doesn't allow the phone to enter sleep mode. Simply, don't use it. If you are affraid you'll scratch your phone, get yourself a full body protection like Zagg Invisible Shield. But don't use the orginal pouch, it's the main reason for battery drain.
  8. briany

    briany Newbie

    wow i had no idea! i've been getting so frustrated with my battery life because nothing seems to have been working, but i always have my phone in the case. i'm gonna have to try this out, thanks
  9. kam187

    kam187 Android Expert

    You can manually install an ssh server, but whats the point for a few tweaks? You'll have it sitting there eating cpu cycles.

    What do you hate about adb exactly?!

    There is a terminal emulator too if you prefer to use that, but me, i prefer using my computer to type shell commands nice and fast :)
  10. pegasus21

    pegasus21 Android Enthusiast

    Is it possible to disable the interrupt for the camera button... ie totally disable that button.
  11. mikeh

    mikeh Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Mostly, I just don't like the Windows Terminal :/
  12. mrqs

    mrqs Android Expert

    you can make it more likable by changing the font, buffer and window sizes from the preferences :)
  13. Bomberman

    Bomberman Android Enthusiast

    Actually, if you use it for a few weeks it doesn't. Mines fine now in that regard.
  14. apolloFER

    apolloFER Well-Known Member

    But first I'd had to use it for a few weeks (the case) :D I think I'll buy the Zagg to protect it. IIRC, I read somewhere that there's an option in Galaxo to disable the camera button. Is it true?
  15. MichaelW

    MichaelW Android Enthusiast

    There is in GalaxHero, I don't know if there is in Galaxo.

    I've not tried it.

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